AKIKHABAR - SOME MORE THAN JUST TOKYO TOURISM QUARTER (part 1)
Akihabara has long been a real mecca for lovers of manga and anime. There are many places where you can have a good time, and some are attracted by the…

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19 THINGS YOU CAN'T DO IN JAPAN (part 1)
Before heading to Japan, it would be useful to familiarize yourself with some cultural features in order to avoid insulting the feelings of the Japanese. Manners and social rules are…

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Tea ceremony (part 1)
Among the unique arts, which in our understanding are inextricably linked with Japan, is the art of the tea ceremony, which means literally "tea with hot water" (cha - tea,…

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TOP-4 PLACES WHERE IT IS TO GO FOR WINTER (part 1)

OTARU
New Year’s holidays in Japan can become truly fabulous if you decide to visit the picturesque port city of Otaru. During the economic boom of Hokkaido, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, Otaru flourished, and many western-style buildings were built in the center of the port city. Many of them were later converted into restaurants, cafes, boutiques and museums. These establishments located on Sakaymatsi Street are very popular among tourists.

The program of most travelers necessarily includes a visit to the Otaru Canal, renovated in the 1980s, the annual Snow Light Path Festival, as well as the Museum of Music Boxes, where more than 25 thousand old and modern music boxes are collected. Continue reading

HANAMI – IMPORTANT JAPANESE TRADITION

If you have ever been to Japan in the spring, we can say with full confidence: most likely, you went to enjoy the stunning sight of blooming sakura. The sakura blossom season has been and remains one of the most attractive things about Japan. However, sakura does not bloom as long as we would like, and not everyone has the unique opportunity to admire it in full bloom. Many tourists try to make the trip to Japan as much as possible in order to capture these two to three weeks of the week, but, unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of the flowering time, not everyone can see the sakura in its full splendor. Continue reading

FUJI-SAN. Ascent to the most famous mountain in Japan (part 2)

Also keep in mind that the climb from station 5 to station 8 will go faster than from station 8 to the top when it becomes especially debilitating and difficult.

Not very interesting landscapes. The view from the top is impressive – the clouds accumulating in the mountains below seem like waves breaking on the rocks, but the climb itself will not please you with anything special. Mount Fuji is a volcano, so most of the way you will see a deserted black landscape.

Altitude sickness. This is a pretty nasty thing. Some tourists experience dizziness, headache, and nausea while climbing. To fight this, take breaks for a while and let your body adjust to the climb, or buy a small oxygen bottle. Continue reading

19 THINGS YOU CAN'T DO IN JAPAN (part 2)
8. DO NOT BE ABUSED WITH STICKS Before heading to Japan, learn how to use chopsticks (o-hashi). It is not that difficult. It’s enough to practice a little to impress…

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Canons of awakening (part 2)
FLOWERING TIME The canons of awakening In our time, everyone goes to the khans, but just like centuries ago, only when all things are completed. And just as in ancient…

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TOP-4 PLACES WHERE IT IS TO GO FOR WINTER (part 1)
OTARU New Year's holidays in Japan can become truly fabulous if you decide to visit the picturesque port city of Otaru. During the economic boom of Hokkaido, at the end…

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